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Randi Joy Silverman

Johnstown Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My custody court is scheduled for the end of the month. I currently have primary custody to my 2 year old.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Susan J. Vandegrift
    4. Jason Kutulakis
    4 lawyer answers

    I would urge you to retain a local family law attorney as soon as possible so that the evidence that you gathered can be propery and effectively presented to the court. Since he is seeking a transfer of custody, I am assuming that he has retained an attorney. If you do not have representation, you will be at a disadvantage because you do not know the rules of evidence and some of the evidence that you gathered may not be admissible without a witness to testify the documents are authentic....

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  2. I want to file for contempt on my divorce settlement. Do I have to get a lawyer from where the settlement was made?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Stockton Helffrich
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Robin Jean Gray
    5. Susan J. Vandegrift
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I completely agree with my colleague that you should meet with an attorney who regularly practices in the county where the order was entered as he/she will be most familiar with the local procedure.

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  3. I've filed for divorce in PA and my wife won't sign the papers. When can I take her off my healthcare insurance plan?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, you cannot remove her from your health insurance plan until the Divorce Decree is entered. At that point, a COBRA package will be sent to your wife giving her the option of electing coverage under the provisions of the statute.

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  4. Parental alienation question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jill Dominique Sinatra
    2. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    3. Randi Joy Silverman
    4. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    5. Rochelle S. Rabin
    5 lawyer answers

    If you case is on appeal to the Superior Court, I am assuming that you have an attorney. Therefore, you should be directing your questions to your attorney since he/she is most familiar with your case and you will be working with that person to address the problems that you are having once the appeal is disposed of. Most court orders have a non-denigration clause that prohibits the parties from making derogatory remarks to the child about the other parent. When I have dealt with...

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  5. What is the best way to communicate with my Ex (Whom is pregnant with my child)?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Susan J. Vandegrift
    2. Randi Joy Silverman
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    There are several ways to document your communications in order to prevent problems. Make sure that communicate in writing either via email, text message or communications notebook. Perhaps the two of you can engage in mediation with a trained professional so that you can start off your co-parenting relationship on a positive note. Otherwise, there will be significant conflict and this is not good for the child.

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  6. Will I still pay child support if ex wife gets married?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Mark Copoulos
    2 lawyer answers

    No, you remain responsible to support your children and she should continue to be assessed with the same earning capacity if she quits her job. However, you can argue that she has other substantial income in the household and that your support should be reduced below the guidelines. It will be up to the conference officer as to whether a deviation will be granted. You should speak with an attorney.

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  7. If a person wins money in small claims court and owes child support in arrears can the other party receive it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    2 lawyer answers

    Unless one of you notifies the domestic relations office and/or requests a conference to determine the impact that his award has on the support order, typically nothing will happen. I'm not sure why you waited one year to address this matter, but you should speak with an attorney for more specific advice.

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  8. My ex was given a personal loan from a man who he has been working under the table for.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. William Ray Pelger
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. He is obligated to report all income, even if he is working under the table. Unfortunately, it is often hard to prove that someone is working under the table, but there are ways. You can hire a private investigator to follow him and you can show that he spends more than he claims to earn. You should retain an experienced family law attorney to handle this matter.

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  9. I got married in 2008 I stayed in vegas she stayed in pittsburgh.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. David Alexander Browde
    3. Daniel Davis Hargreaves
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to retain an attorney and file for divorce. However, you may not be able to move forward with the case until you have been separated for two years unless she consents or you can prove that she committed grounds for divorce. It is unlikely that she will be awarded alimony, but if she files for spousal support, you can contest it, but she may still qualify for alimony pendente lite. An attorney in your area can give you more specific advice.

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  10. After a 2 year separation in PA can husband file in court for the divorce and get out of paying APL?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Randi Joy Silverman
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Susan J. Vandegrift
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Kuldiner. An APL claim must be raised in the Complaint or Answer. However, the statement that you have 20 days to respond is not accurate. The averments contained in the Complaint are deemed denied unless you file an Answer and admit any of them. As far as the asset distribution, this occurs typically before or simultaneously with the entry of the Decree. It is clear that you need to retain an experienced family law attorney to represent you, especially...

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